My MIL has dementia and is living in a wonderful AL facility out-of-town. My husband goes to see her at least once a month and I accompany him when my work schedule allows for it. It's obvious her confusion is increasing with each visit. I don't know that they've made any attempt to diagnose her particular dementia and I'm not sure it would make any difference. She rarely talks about her beloved late husband any more. She asks the same 10 questions repeatedly over the course of our visit. She also tells us all about the conversations she's been having with all of her (deceased) siblings and wants to go visit her mother. We just smile and let her continue because we figure if we told her all those loved ones were dead she would get upset and then forget it in the next 5 minutes. She's in otherwise good health and it's a completely different issue than it is with my step-mother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Has anyone else experienced this with a loved one?